2014 IIHF World Championships: Kyle Turris named to Team Canada

Justin K. Aller

Kyle Turris of Canada joins Jake Gardiner, Jake McCabe and Craig Smith who were named to the U.S. squad at the World Championships.

It appears the United States won't be the only country represented by Badgers at the upcoming world championships, as former Wisconsin men's hockey player Kyle Turris has been named to Team Canada's preliminary roster.

Turris joins Jake McCabe, Jake Gardiner and Craig Smith who were named to Team USA's preliminary roster earlier in the week for the 2014 IIHF Men's World Championship that will take place May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus.

With at least one former Badger playing in the World Championships this season, a streak of 34 straight World Championships for the Wisconsin men's hockey team has been extended.

Turris had a career year this season for the Ottawa Senators, leading the club in goals with 26 while adding 32 assists for a total of 58 points in 82 games, all of which were new career highs.

A native of New Westminster, British Columbia, Turris spent one season in Madison, leading the Badgers in scoring as a freshman with 11 goals and 35 points in 36 games during the 2007-08 season. Turris was named to the WCHA All-Rookie team and also earned third-team all-league honors in his only season at Wisconsin.

Turris has represented Canada on the international stage a number of different times, although this is his first time playing at the World Championships. Turris' most memorable moment in a Team Canada sweater came in 2008 when he led Canada in scoring at the World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic en route to a gold medal.

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